Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Herbaceous vine
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont & Mountains)

Look for it in marshes, swamps, floodplain forests, disturbed wet or moist areas, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Pinnately compound: 3-5 leaflets (usually)
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Bluish
4 petaloid sepals, calyx campanulate
Petals absent
Numerous stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers solitary, terminal, usually without subtending bracts

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Brownish
Aggregate of achenes

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Clematis crispa   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Clematis crispa   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 076-10-002:
Clematis crispa   FAMILY Ranunculaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Viorna crispa

 

COMMON NAME:
Southern Leatherflower, Marsh Clematis